ARB EZ deflatorWe get asked many questions during the year about all the bits and pieces we carry in our truck, so we've decided to write occasional product reviews featuring some of the products that have earnt a space.
Its hard to miss this well engineered tyre deflator in its bright orange case, but we were initially sceptical that such a precision product would survive the rigors of being dropped in sand or mud. But we're glad to say that we've been proven wrong and in the course of the last year this product has earnt its place in our door pocket.
This deflator does away with the need for a bit of stick or blade of your penknife to deflate your tyres when the going gets tough, so there's no risk of damaging your tyres valves. The body of the ARB tyre deflator screws securely onto the valve stem and the inner spindle is used to unscrew your valve core. Now by simply pulling the collar, you can dump air from the tyre very quickly indeed. Push to close the collar and you can very quickly check the pressure on the gauge. Once the correct pressure is achieved, you use the inner spindle to re-secure your valve core. Simply unscrew the device, replace the dust cap and repeat on the 3 other tyres. Total time for 4 tyres approx 2 mins.
Rating: Wouldn't leave home without it, especially for desert trips
Cost: Approx £45
Where: Frogs Island 4x4
By Paul Blackburn